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Poetry

  • Wissen und Diskurshoheitby Henning Hufnagel

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    The linguae& litterae series, edited by Peter Auer, Gesa von Essen and Werner Frick, documents the research activities of the School of Languageand Literature of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). These research activities in literary studies and linguistics are characterized by an approach that is theoretically... more...

  • James Wrightby Jonathan Blunk

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 28.00

    The authorized and sweeping biography of one of America’s most complex, influential, and enduring poets In the extraordinary generation of American poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century, James Wright (1927–1980) was frequently placed at the top of the list. With a fierce, single-minded devotion to his work, Wright escaped... more...

  • Black Consciousness and South Africa’s National Literatureby Tom Penfold

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.78

    This book analyses Black Consciousness poetry and theatre from the 1970s through to the present. South Africa’s literature, like its history, has been beset by disagreement and contradiction, and has been consistently difficult to pin down as one, united entity. Much existing criticism on South Africa’s national literature has attempted to overcome... more...

  • Reading Uncreative Writingby David Kaufmann

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book examines Uncreative Writing—the catch-all term to describe Neo-Conceptualism, Flarf and related avant-garde movements in contemporary North American poetry—against a decade of controversy. David Kaufman analyzes texts by Kenneth Goldsmith, Vanessa Place, Robert Fitterman, Ara Shirinyan, Craig Dworkin, Dan Farrell and Katie Degentesh to demonstrate... more...

  • News of Warby Rachel Galvin

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    A new work of scholarship that considers several of the most prominent poets writing from the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War to the end of World War II. more...

  • Veronica Forrest-Thomsonby Gareth Farmer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This study offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the young poet and scholar, Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-1975) in the context of a literary-critical revolution of the late sixties and seventies and evaluates her work against contemporary debates in poetry and poetics. Gareth Farmer explores Forrest-Thomson’s relationship to the conflicting... more...

  • The Plural of Usby Bonnie Costello

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    The Plural of Us is the first book to focus on the poet’s use of the first-person plural voice—poetry’s “we.” Closely exploring the work of W. H. Auden, Bonnie Costello uncovers the trove of thought and feeling carried in this small word. While lyric has long been associated with inwardness and a voice saying “I,” “we” has hardly been noticed, even... more...

  • Robert Frostby Lesley Lee Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In this volume, Lesley Lee Francis, granddaughter of Robert Frost, brings to life the Frost family's idyllic early years. Through their own words, we enter the daily lives of Robert, known as RF to his family and friends, his wife, Elinor, and their four children, Lesley, Carol, Irma, and Marjorie. The result is a meticulously researched and beautifully... more...

  • The Leslie A. Marchand Memorial Lectures, 2000–2015by Katherine Kernberger; Peter X. Accardo; John Clubbe; Hermione de Almeida; Peter W. Graham; Kay Redfield Jamison; Malcolm Kelsall; Alice Levine; Romulus Linney; Marsha Manns; Jerome J. McGann; John R. Murray; Marios Byron Raizs; Charles E. Robinson; Carl Woodring

    University of Delaware Press 2017; US$ 85.50

    This diverse collection of lectures honors the pioneering work in Byron studies of Leslie Alexis Marchand. Their varied approaches—literary and cultural, historical and political, scientific and artistic—exemplify how his biographies of Byron and his edition of the letters and journals attract both academic and popular audiences. more...

  • Irish Poets and Modern Greeceby Joanna Kruczkowska

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This book explores the perception of modern Greek landscape and poetry in the writings of Seamus Heaney and Derek Mahon. Delving into travel writing, ecocriticism, translation and allusion, it offers a fresh comparative link between Greek modernity and Irish poetry that counterbalances the preeminence of Greek antiquity in existing criticism. The... more...